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District Line Daily: Silver Line, TBD

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Metro is expected to announce today the opening date for the long-delayed Silver Line.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Mayoral candidates Muriel Bowser and David Catania have backed the proposed budget and its wide ranging tax cuts. But those tax cuts could complicate and constrain the next mayor's fiscal options. [Post]
  • The city broke ground on a memorial park to honor the nine victims of the 2009 Metro crash. [Post]
  • Three new elephants will make their debut at the National Zoo today.  [News4]
  • A list of the winners from last night's annual RAMMY awards, honoring local restaurants. [Young & Hungry]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

The Real Orange Is the New Black: An ex-con reviews Orange is the New Black, part IV.

D.C. Crime: D.C. cops are investigating a string of robberies involving transgender women, many of whom work as prostitutes.

Corcoran Continues: The Corcoran still needs permission to actually dissolve itself. Here's it's court filing, annotated.

LOOSE LIPS, by Will Sommer. (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The D.C. Council's tax cuts could haunt potential future mayors. [Post]
  • Problems abound for attempt to overhaul how parking works in D.C. [Post]
  • Republicans keep a tight lid on who wants their mayoral nomination. [LL]
  • Muriel Bowser officiates at gay wedding for campaign manager Bo Shuff. [Blade]
  • Bowser and David Catania have more harsh words for school boundary proposals. [WAMU]
  • There's quite the Harry Thomas Jr. anecdote buried in this story.  [BYT]
  • New police union website offers crime data. [Times]
  • Police shot at on H Street. [WTOP]
  • Speed camera warning period ends. [Post]
  • Special education decisions would be sped up under new legislation. [WAMU]
  • Officials break ground on site honoring Metro crash victims. [Post]
  • Colby King compares Marion Barry's book with Hillary Clinton's. [Post]
  • Ex-cop pleads guilty in prostitution case. [Post]

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener, is on vacation. (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The inmate art at Virginia's now-abandoned Lorton prison may soon be demolished. [Post]
  • ACME's newest songs are inspired by a certain "'80s Miami cocaine-dealer chic." [D.C. Music Download]
  • The members of sludge punk outfit Orphan Crusher, which made its live debut on Saturday, and Demands interview one another. [BYT]
  • A profile of Mount Rainier artist Joanna Blake, who specializes in large-scale monuments to historic events [East City Art]
  • The Foo Fighters hung out at Georgetown's Ri Ra, one of Dave Grohl's favorite bars, on Thursday night. [Washingtonian]
  • An evaluation of Howard University's music scene, which includes Metro-stop buskers DuPont Brass [D.C. Music Download]
  • Once the Corcoran School of Art + Design is absorbed by GW, new students may have to take math and lab sciences to graduate. [Hatchet]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Another glowing review for Rose's Luxury [Eater]
  • ChurchKey named among the best beer bars in the country [Thrillist]
  • 13 great happy hour deals for $10 or less [Washingtonian]
  • Silo has a hot dog for every World Cup contender. [Post]
  • Etto's patio is now open. [PoPville]
  • Where to drink from a porron [Zagat]
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